Genesis 47:7

“And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 47:7

And Ioseph brought in Iacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Iacob blessed Pharaoh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob and presented him to Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Joseph made his father Jacob come before Pharaoh, and Jacob gave him his blessing.
- Basic English Bible

And Joseph brought Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
- Darby Bible

And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
- Webster's Bible

Joseph brought in Jacob, his father, and set him before Pharaoh, and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
- World English Bible

And Joseph bringeth in Jacob his father, and causeth him to stand before Pharaoh; and Jacob blesseth Pharaoh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 47:7

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 47:7


47:8 How old art thou? - A question usually put to old men, for it is natural to us to admire old age, and to reverence it. Jacob's countenance no doubt shewed him to be old, for be had been a man of labour and sorrow. In Egypt people were not so long - lived as in Canaan, and therefore Pharaoh looks upon Jacob with wonder.

47:9 Observe Jacob calls his life a pilgrimage, looking upon himself as a stranger in this world, and a traveller towards another. He reckoned himself not only a pilgrim now he was in Egypt, a strange country in which he never was before, but his life even in the land of his nativity was a pilgrimage. He reckoned his life by days; for even so it is soon reckoned, and we are not sure of the continuance of it for a day to an end, but may be turned out of this tabernacle at less than an hours warning. The character he gives of them was, That they were few. Though he had now lived 130 years, they seemed to him but as a few days, in comparison of the days of eternity, in which a thousand years are but as one day; That they were evil. This is true concerning man in general, #Job 14:1|, he is of few days and full of trouble: Jacob's life particularly had been made up of evil days. the pleasantest days of his life were yet before him. That they were short of the days of his fathers; not so many, not so pleasant as their days. Old age came sooner upon him than it had done upon some of his ancestors.


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